Cocopa point is perched on the western edge of the USGS 1:48,000 Bright Angel Map. There are (many) earlier maps of the Grand Canyon, but I think the 1906/1912 version of this map is interesting because the (sparse) infrastructure and place names make this map feel familiar - a step forward from earlier/emptier maps towards the slightly busier 1906/1927 edition.
From FR2501 we leave the Kaibab National Forest and cross into Grand Canyon National Park - if you've never seen the boundary you might imagine an invisible line thru the forest, but here entry to one of America's most visited parks is a careful step thru the barbed wire and a few more steps across the boundary road.
We arc across Eremita Mesa on old roads we never really find, miss an intended turn and end up in the middle of Eremita Tank - impressively larger and drier than I had guessed/hoped. Eremita (hermit in Spanish) Mesa and Tank, and a number of other locations in the Grand Canyon, are named for Louis Boucher - 'The Hermit'. Boucher prospected in Canada before coming south and ending up in the Grand Canyon in the late 1800s. After working at the Hance Ranch he struck off on his own establishing camps at Dripping Spring and Boucher Creek, building trails in the area, operating a small mine and guiding tourists. In 1912 he left the Grand Canyon and moved to Moreland, Utah, where he worked in a coal mine.
Purely cross country now it is an easy walk to the rim, out to the impressive views from Cocopa Point and around to Yuma Point.
At Yuma Point well before sunrise we settle in and enjoy the views, sunset, moonrise, full moon and sunrise.
Half way back to the truck small oaks fill a canyon near Boucher's Silver Bell Route - we briefly follow the old trail before climbing back to the open forest on the top of the mesa and making our way back to the truck.